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Sport5 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

00:00  13 june  2019
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Here’s what we know about the suspects charged in connection with the shooting of David Ortiz

Here’s what we know about the suspects charged in connection with the shooting of David Ortiz At least two suspects are currently in custody in connection with the shooting of retired Red Sox legend David Ortiz Sunday night in his native Santo Domingo. Here’s what we know about the alleged assailants. 1] Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia — The 23-year-old Garcia stands accused of driving the gunman to the night spot where Ortiz was shot in the back. The beloved former slugger is currently recovering at Mass. General. Garcia made an initial court appearance in Santo Domingo Tuesday night and remains in police custody.

Police arrest 2nd suspect in Ortiz shooting . Ortíz stayed at his father's apartment and was active on the social scene in the capital, hitting nightspots with a small group of friends that included TV personalities and Dominican reggaeton musicians, whom Ortiz would help by connecting them with

Ortiz and TV presenter Jhoel Lopez were both wounded at the Dial nightclub in Santo Domingo. Duran said the gunman fired without saying a word and hit Ortiz in the back. Ortiz was taken to a nearby The 43-year-old hit 541 homers in 20 major league seasons, including 14 with the Red Sox.

5 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting© AP Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz stands on the field before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Five suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz, the Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.

A sixth suspect was also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.

The Dominican Republic's Chief Prosecutor Jean Alain Rodriguez spoke at a news conference on Wednesday. Authorities gave the name of the alleged shooter as Rolfy Ferrery, aka Sandy.

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In surveillance video, the suspected gunman can be seen approaching the group from behind, and shooting Ortiz in the back, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports. Police say it was "nearly point-blank range." The gunman has not been identified or arrested .

Prosecutors have said the two men on the motorcycle were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in a gray Hyundai Accent and in another Hyundai in a nearby street before the shooting at a popular Santo Domingo bar on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, in Boston, Ortiz's wife said in statement that the former Red Sox star was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

''His condition is guarded, and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress toward recovery,'' Tiffany Ortiz said in the statement.

Dominican prosecutors said in a court document that one of the suspects, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, was seen driving the Accent before mounting a motorcycle driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia.

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''In one of the videos it was possible to observe both the accused and the shooter planning the commission of the incident right on Octavio Mejia Ricard Street, which is parallel to the place where the event took place,'' prosecutors said in the court document.

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The document also revealed ineptitude, saying motorcycle driver Feliz Garcia was captured after he skidded and fell off his bike as the pair tried to flee. Enraged fans captured Feliz Garcia and beat him bloody before handing him over to police.

Mirabal Acosta was captured Tuesday night in the town of Mao in the northern Dominican Republic.

Feliz Garcia's lawyer said his client, who has been charged with being an accomplice to attempted murder, is an innocent motorcycle taxi driver who had no idea his passenger was going to commit a crime.

9 Suspects In Ortiz Shooting Could Spend Next Year In Prison

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A second suspect has been arrested over the shooting of former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic, authorities confirmed. The suspect , who was not yet named, was in custody by Tuesday night, according to Julieta Tejeda, a spokeswoman for the national prosecutor’s office on the

The suspected gunman livestreamed video of the attack and posted a lengthy manifesto online under the name of Brenton Tarrant. Tarrant was one of three people arrested in connection with the shootings . The other two remain in custody but their role in the shootings remains unclear.

''He didn't know what they were going to do. He's a fan of David's,'' the attorney, Deivi Solano, said Tuesday.

The 43-year-old Ortiz frequently traveled to Santo Domingo, where his father and a sister live. The former Red Sox slugger was active on the social scene there, hitting nightspots with friends who included TV personalities and Dominican reggaeton musicians.

Beloved in his hometown, Ortiz traveled the dangerous streets of the Dominican capital with little or no security, trusting his fans to protect him, according to friends.

The Dominican Republic is one of the world's most dangerous countries. The murder rate stands at 12.5 killings per 100,000 people, placing the Dominican Republic in the top 10% to 15% of the most violent countries in the world, according to the U.S. State Department.

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The man authorities say shot former baseball star David Ortiz was charged Thursday with drug and firearm possession in New Jersey. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted on cocaine and heroin possession charges and also a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark announced. Ferreira-Cruz, 25, who was arrested last week, is among at least 11 people that have been arrested in the shooting so far. Thursday's charges are unrelated to the shooting. Dominican authorities list his name as Rolfy Ferreyra. They say he has confessed to the shooting.

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